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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Mar 31, 2010 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Which Show Is This?

It sounds like a stadium show around 73-74, almost
certainly in New York, but possibly New Jersey.

There is some very distinctive stage banter, something
along these lines:

Bobby: (something about the Mets losing to Toronto...)
Jerry: "Yeah, the Mets are playing and where are you,
you're here!"
Crowd: "Fuck the Mets!"
Bobby or Phil: (something about the Mets moving to Canada)

This was off a 1/2" reel-to-reel I last heard in 1977.
The owner had a huge collection of what were probably
2nd-gen reels he kept in a suitcase. This was long before
I understood what a good live recording could be, but
I was struck by the awesome quality of the sound nonetheless.
We used to grab this hundred-pound reel-to-reel player
out of the A/V department at college and play his collection
around the clock. We never knew what treasures they really
were. They were seized during a police raid in what turned
out to be an epic LSD bust in Miami, and were lost forever.

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 31, 2010 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which Show Is This?

Does this help?

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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which Show Is This?

Capt. Cook wrote:
"My old tape of the Roosevelt Stadium Show from August 1974 (DP 31) has a great baseball quote - How come all you people here aren't at the Met's game - from jerry to which Bobby responds - yea, your mets need you and where are you, you're here - pretty funny stuff..."

Cool, that's the show all right. The tape I mentioned had
some other wisecracks that were only semi-audible, the
words Canada and Toronto being the only really comprehensible words.
Thanks very much. Pretty funny stuff, indeed. Loved that old-timey stage banter. Bob's atrocious joke about the
hunter with the deer on his shoulder is only slightly more
tolerable than his legendary yellow-dog-alligator story.

If you listen to the start of DP 25, you can hear Jerry in
the background saying," I've had enough of your shit, asshole, I'm not going to play anymore..." But he did and
the boys turned out a truly kick-ass, if somewhat inebriated show.

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 1, 2010 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which Show Is This?

Oddly, the Mets were playing the Pirates in Pittsburgh on 8-6-74.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 31, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which Show Is This?

Well the Toronto Blue Jays played their first season in '77 so '73/'74 seems unlikely and since there was no inter-league play until '97 (i think) then the only way the Jays and Mets would play would have been in spring training. So that pretty much limits it to a date in March. According to the Jays website they played their first spring training game ever on March 13, 1977 against the NY Mets. So that limits to shows played between March 13, 1977 and the first week of April of '77 since you last heard this in '77. Of course if Bob got the team wrong well then this was all worthless.

Good luck